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Old 11-15-2007, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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It is a Christmas tradition dating back more than 160 years. But the exchange of Christmas Cards and accompanying good wishes has been banned by one primary school after staff claimed they were harmful to the environment.

Pupils at Evan James primary school in Pontypridd, South Wales, have been told that they will only be permitted to swap cards outside the school gates.

'Scrooge' school bans children giving Christmas cards | the Daily Mail
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Well, lets face it, hundreds of cards that are thrown away within hours/days is pretty much a waste of time, money, and costly to the environment. Sounds like this school has it right. Surely giving money to charity is more in the spirit of Christmas than santa cards anyway
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:11 AM
 
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There has always been the problem that some children simply come from families that cannot afford to spend the money for cards. These children feel left out, just as they do when Valentine's day comes around. I was one of the poor ones. It's a dreadful feeling not to be able to EXCHANGE cards, only receive them.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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...And this is happening in a country with an official state religion. Think that's bad? My last Christmas in the UK, we were told at work that we weren't allowed to decorate the office for Christmas because it might offend the 1-2 Muslims that worked in that building.

The UK is PC gone insane.
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